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Josef Martinez ties MLS single-season scoring record


Josef Martinez reached a milestone on Sunday afternoon that only three players in Major League Soccer history previously hit.

The Atlanta United forward scored his 27th goal of the season in the 31st minute of Sunday’s Eastern Conference clash with the Columbus Crew, tying the MLS single-season goals record.

The Venezuelan joins Roy Lassiter, Chris Wondolowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips as players who have reached the mark, and he’ll have plenty of time to break the record, which has stood since Lassiter first set it in 1996.

Martinez received a pass from Julian Gressel, who intercepted the ball at midfield to spur the move forward.

Martinez has nine games remaining and the second half against the Crew to break the record and set a new high mark for scoring in MLS.


    • No
      Just no.

      First of all competitive? Are you kidding me? What alternative universe do you live in where Bayern Munich, Juve, RM and Barca haven’t dominated for a decade or more ….or Man City didn’t win the league before 1/2 way through last year. Competitive?

      Second, Atlanta is very good, but they are only 3 and 4 points up on the NY teams 6 up on best in the West. The idea that they can afford to trade him……Just no…..MLS IS competitive.

  1. This game was fun to watch, even after watching EPL all weekend long. The pace of the game, the passes, the shots on goal……very exciting match. Gerardo Tata Martino and Atlanta looked like they can go up against teams around the world far above their “weight class”, in better leagues

    • Question for you as an Atlanta fan. What’s United about Atlanta? I mean, why Atlanta United? It just seems contrived, like your hashtag, Unite and Conquer? What are you Uniting and Conquering?

      • What’s United about Atlanta? Our city’s passion for the game. Our state, regions support of this team. People of different walks of life SHARING ONE THING that brings out passion and friendship.

        Clearly your head space and (INSERT YOUR TEAM HERE).


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